The Ben Newman Illustration Insights Podcast is an ideal listen if you are starting out in the creative industry, thinking about freelancing or already up and running in the freelance world.

Taken from the recently recorded Illustration Block Party event (…ce-15335759085)

Ben is someone who knows all about starting from the ground up, working part time before making the jump into full time illustration. And also not ruining your passion by squeezing all of the creativity out of it.

Having been based in London since graduating from The University of Bristol on an illustration course, Ben now lives in Hastings after feeling a little 'burned out' being in London. And additionally, Ben also elaborated on the joy of creating a range of books that centre around children's activities and education. The Professor Astro Cat series:

Ben also elaborates on the challenges he faces every day, and what he needs to do on a business level to generate work.

Additionally, an insight into what it's like fighting big corporations for stealing his work.


The illustration insights podcast is a series which shares insights from some of the best illustration talent on the planet. We ask the questions that we all want to know, like 'Why did you get involved in illustration in the first place? How do you win work? How do you keep that work coming in?".

This episode being a special edition having being recorded at the Illustration Block Party event, is the first in a series of Block Parties which will be taking place in Manchester in the UK.

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